Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse
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This is a neat looking unit; however, I ...
Robert Creed, Amazon
4 days ago
Summary: This is a neat looking unit; however, I have Windows 7 and the only driver available from Microsoaft is for Windows 8. Technical services confirm this to me and suggested I up grade to 8. I will keep the unit and wait for 10.
Summary: Works well as a travel mouse Formosa with my 8" Windows tablet. It is light and folds flat, which also turns it off. The mouse is accurate on the small screen. It feels good in the hand, although tapping the scroll switch took a bit of getting used to. The scroll wheel emulation works well. Overall, I like it.
This new Bluetooth ARC mouse is awesome. I have been using the regular ARC mouses ...
J. Moser, Amazon
7 days ago
Summary: This new Bluetooth ARC mouse is awesome. I have been using the regular ARC mouses every since they came out. If you like the ARC mouse then you will love the Bluetooth version. Just make sure that you have your computer operating system set up so that it won't put the Bluetooth to sleep. Most people don't realize that there is a sleep mode and that will cause you to lose connectivity to the mouse and frustrate you.
Summary: Stop thinking, "I can get this to work with Windows 7". I promise, you will be disappointed. I tried, even with a Bluetooth 4.0 adapter and the drivers, and it just never worked. The box says it requires Windows 8 for a reason. Google as if you just bought it and your computer won't find it and you'll realize, no one has a real fix for this other than Windows 8. I love the design and feel, but I never had success making it work. Two stars due to design only.
Summary: Perfect for use with an ultrabook. Occasionally the driver decides that I wanted to be in the auto-scroll mode, which can be annoying. This happens for the BT and non-BT versions on both Win 7 and Win 8.1. So hopefully, Microsoft can fix this easily enough. This folds down quite compactly in my case which is the main reason I bought it.
Summary: I love this mouse. I'm currently using it with my Surface Pro 3. It pairs quickly, almost before I need to use it, and has great battery life. It's the ideal size for a travel mouse. I haven't tried any gaming with it, but I would suspect it would not be a good choice for it. The scroll wheel is a touch sensitive part instead of a true wheel and it does cause some confusion at times, but not so much that it's troublesome.
Summary: Although this mouse functions as expected and looks cool, it is difficult to use. You have nothing to hold, I don't rest my hand on top of the mouse when I use one, I hold it with my thumb and small finder and it is very difficult to do with this one.